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You and Budget 2018: The New Tables

For ease of reference please find below – The new tax tables for individuals and trusts (with notes). The new tax tables for Small Business Corporations. NEW INCOME TAX TABLES 2018/19 (INDIVIDUALS & SPECIAL TRUSTS) Taxable Income Tax   R0 … Continue reading

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You and Budget 2018: It Could Have Been Worse!

“What people really want is fairness. They want people paying their fair share of taxes” (Barack Obama) In the Medium-Term Budget Speech (MTBS) last October, Finance Minister Gigaba laid out some frightening numbers – tax revenue was not rising as … Continue reading

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Submit Your Budget 2018 Tips!

The Minister of Finance makes his Budget Speech on 21 February and would like to hear your tips for the Budget. To submit your suggestions go to “Budget Tips” on the National Treasury website. Our 2018 Budget is one of … Continue reading

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Inflation’s Different Effects on Different Income Groups: The Danger for South Africa

Each month Statistics SA releases the inflation figure (CPI). Currently it is 5.9% which is a considerable improvement on February’s 7%. What is interesting is the CPI figure is a composite of five quintiles of income groups – from the … Continue reading

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Are We Headed for Junk Status or Only Tax Increases?

“We have to show that we will stick to our undertakings on consolidation, but on the other hand we have got to be very mindful that fiscal consolidation in the absence of growth does damage growth further.” (Finance Minister Pravin … Continue reading

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